Sonner Hall, MSC 0101, Harrisonburg, VA 22807 540-568-5681
About James Madison University
  • Year of Foundation 1908
  • Size of Campus 712 acres
  • Type of Instituition Public institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 15,618
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 60%, 40%, 29%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $4,182 in-state, $16,946 out-of-state
  • Room and Board $8,020
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $50
  • Enrollment No. 16,979
At JMU, diversity equals endless possibilities. It means you are accepted for who you are and for your unique talents. It says that your individuality makes this university a richer place. From spending a semester overseas in our popular study-abroad program to becoming a leader in one of our more than 300 clubs and organizations, immersion in the world of JMU means opportunity.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Psi Omega, Beta Alpha Psi, Beta Beta Beta , Beta Gamma Sigma, Eta Sigma Gamma, Iota Iota Iota, ISAT Honors Society, Kappa Pi, Mortar Board (Inc. ), Omicron Delta Epsilon, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Sigma Pi, Phi Si
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 11%
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus James Madison Week, Homecoming, Family Weekend, Madison Symposium, Masterpiece Season, Constitution Day, International Week, Martin Luther King Day, Commencement (December and May)
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Student Union, Black Student Alliance, Contemporary Gospel Singers, Korean Students Association (KSA), Madison International Association, African Student Organization, International Student Assoc, Italian Cultural Soc
  • Number of frats 13
  • Number of students in fraternities 13
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Number of sororities 8
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Agape Christian Fellowship, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Campus Ministry, Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship, Hillel Counsellorship, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Latter Day Saints Student Association (LDSSA), Luthe
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Number of frat chapter houses 13
  • Percent students who are frat members 9%
  • Distance to nearest airport Washington, DC (123), Weyers Cave (15)
  • Distance to nearest train Staunton (25)
  • Distance to nearest bus Charlottesville (50)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
Student Housing
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, sorority housing, apartment for single students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 25%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 97%
  • Number of students using college housing 38%
  • College campus housing availability No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 33
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 5,392
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities CISAT Library and Music Library; Special Collections: JMU Historical Collection, Shenandoah Valley local history collections, Rare Books and Periodicals collection.
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 641,039
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Planetarium (closed for renovation), arboretum, Madison Art Collection
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 8,804
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 1,372,969
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,000
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 35,192
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (U. of Virginia)
  • Employed Students after 2 years 80%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,680
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 19%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year 53%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Freddie Mac, CGI-AMS, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Pulte Homes, BearingPoint, Booz Allen Hamilton, Nortel Government Solutions, Northrup Grumman, Fairfax, Henrico, Loudon, and Prince William County Public Schools
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